Terry Collins keynotes Third Annual First Pitch Dinner

By Jamie Magone and James Burns NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Former New York Mets Manager and 2015 National League Manager of the Year Terry Collins spoke in front of members of the Niagara University Baseball team as well as alumni, friends and fans at the third Annual First Pitch Dinner at the Four Points Sheraton … Continue reading Terry Collins keynotes Third Annual First Pitch Dinner

Swimming Spotlight: Julia Casolo, Nick Rogers

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Niagara's swimming and diving teams have experienced another season of mediocrity with the lone hope of salvaging the season at the MAAC Championships next month in Buffalo. After a season-opening wins for both teams against SUNY Fredonia, the seasons have been below average with the men (2-4 overall) and women (3-5 … Continue reading Swimming Spotlight: Julia Casolo, Nick Rogers

Purple Eagles’ soar over weekend, break records and move on

The Niagara University Purple Eagles have seen an upswing in the success of their athletic programs this year, at least it seems that way; and this week alone has been no different. It started on Monday, when Niagara University hockey announced the new hire of a head coach in Jason Lammers whose had a history … Continue reading Purple Eagles’ soar over weekend, break records and move on

Golf returns from MAACs, ends on high note for captains

LAKE BUENA VISTA, F.L. - After a busy semester, the Niagara University golf teams finally wrapped their seasons up at the MAAC Championships this past weekend. Niagara's women finished in seventh while the men finished in ninth place, last in the tournament. Junior Emily Doyle led women's team with a three-day total of 30-over finishing … Continue reading Golf returns from MAACs, ends on high note for captains

Track and field make strides, tennis team continues to struggle

Niagara University athletics had a full weekend with seven teams in action (would've been eight but softball had their games canceled). Baseball had an exciting weekend in which they continue on Monday with a game against Quinnipiac while women's lacrosse were able to fittingly honor their four-year players with a win against Manhattan 13-10 on the … Continue reading Track and field make strides, tennis team continues to struggle

Troy Vincent’s stand against domestic abuse carries further than the NFL

You never know how truly good you are at something until you HAVE to be good at it. For 15 seasons in the NFL, Troy Vincent was asked to be good at his job. As a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three time All-Pro defensive back, Vincent was expected to record interceptions, break up passes, and defend … Continue reading Troy Vincent’s stand against domestic abuse carries further than the NFL

University at Buffalo Athletics make extensive cuts to programs, students react

The University at Buffalo announced early this morning that they will be making cuts to four of the school's athletic programs effective at the end of the spring season; men's soccer, baseball, men's swimming and diving and the women's rowing team. The school sent out a press release open this morning concerning the decision: “This has been … Continue reading University at Buffalo Athletics make extensive cuts to programs, students react

Tennis with busy weekend, makes progress within MAAC

Both of Niagara University's tennis teams were busy this weekend as the women were able to complete their first win within the MAAC. Sharlee Deshmukh and Shannon Wong were able to defeat Alexandra Graff and Victoria Nugent of Monmouth 6-2. Ali Hutchinson and Sansriti Ranjan also won their match in No. 2 doubles with a … Continue reading Tennis with busy weekend, makes progress within MAAC

Raiders move to Vegas felt throughout NFL, even at Niagara

If you haven't heard already, the Oakland Raiders were just approved to make their move to Las Vegas by a vote of 31-1 by the owners of each NFL team. While the team is not relocating right away (they'll still be in Oakland for at least the next two seasons), the bittersweet emotion can be … Continue reading Raiders move to Vegas felt throughout NFL, even at Niagara

Niagara lacrosse takes divisional matchup versus Iona

The Niagara University lacrosse team was able to bounce back from its close loss on Wednesday to beat divisional opponent Iona this Sunday by a final score of 11-9. The team now improves their record to 4-4 on the season. Jillian Ford led the Purple Eagles in scoring with three goals on the day. Samantha … Continue reading Niagara lacrosse takes divisional matchup versus Iona